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Teaching Engineering Process Management to Graduate Students in an Engineering Management Program

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 2: Curriculum and the Classroom

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Engineering Management

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Diversity

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21

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https://peer.asee.org/28914

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Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan United Arab Emirates University

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Dr Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan – Siva is a Srilankan by birth and a citizen of the United Kingdom. His experience in Sri-lanka started with an year’s post-graduate apprenticeship in the manufacturing shops of the Government Railway and nine years in the Cement Industry. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University of Srilanka, and obtained his Masters from the University of Aston and PhD from City University of London, both in the UK. He started his career in the UK as the Senior Research Assistant at the SERC Engineering Design Centre. He joined Brunel University in 1995 where he worked for 18 years before joining United Arab Emirates University in August 2011. During his stay at Brunel he has worked with many British industries. Dr Sivaloganathan is a keen researcher in Design and was the Convenor for the International Engineering Design Conferences in 1998 and 2000. He has been a regular participant of the ASEE annual conference during the past few years. He has published more than 85 papers in reputed journals and conferences.

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Essam K. Zaneldin P.E. United Arab Emirates University

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Dr Essam Zaneldin earned his PhD in 2000 from the University of Waterloo in the area of Construction Engineering and Management. Dr Zaneldin is a professional engineer currently working as an associate professor of Construction Engineering and Management at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United Arab Emirates University. Dr Zaneldin is also the head of the College of Engineering Requirements Unit and the Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program at the United Arab Emirates University. In addition to his experience in the academia, Dr Zaneldin has more than thirteen years of work experience in areas related to design, construction supervision, and project management of mega size projects in North America and the Middle East. He has authored and co-authored several journal and conference publications in topics related to engineering education and course management, design coordination, change management, site layout planning, constructability, claims and disputes, and simulation of design and construction operations.

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Sarah Samir Sedra United Arab Emirates university

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Sarah S. Sedra, a telecommunication engineer currently working at Etisalat UAE as mobile access planning engineer. Worked previously for two years as an low voltage electrical engineer in AECOM middle east. Graduated in 2013 from Communication & electronics department in faculty of engineering Cairo university. After working for almost 4 years now I just started the master's degree in Engineering management at UAE university which is the top University in UAE. This study was done in our first workshop in engineering process management.

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khawla Mousa Alrayssi UAEU

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Miss Khawla Alrayssi graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from UAE University in Jun 2010 and started her career in September 2010 at STRATA manufacturing in UAE. After being in the job as manufacturing engineer in aerospace field for 1 year she underwent training in material & process engineering & Non-destruction tests for aircraft parts t in Alenia Aermacchi in Italy for 7 months. On returning she joined the Quality team in STRATA as Non-destructive test engineer and works there for the past 4 years. She has achieved NDT UT /RT Level 3 Certifications and carries the honor to be recognized as the first Emirati female engineer to obtain this important qualification in the aerospace field. She is a student in the Master of Engineering Management program at the UAEU and has interest in Engineering Processes and their Management.

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Riham Mohamed Surkatti Ms Graduate Student

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Ms. Surkatti Riham started her graduate studies and work as research assistant in Chemical Engineering department UAE University in 2010. During her masters studies she gathered enormous amounts of experience in the areas of wastewater treatment using biological methods. Her research study resulted in 3 published papers in well-known journals and more than 5 conference papers. She completed her work as research assistant in another project from until 2016. The research project was collaboration between chemical and mechanical Engineering departments in the area of the application of the nanotechnology in solar panel coatings. Recently, she started her Ph.D. studies in the chemical engineering in UAE University, UAE.

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Haya Mohammed Al Nuaimi UAEU

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Haya Al Nuaimi graduated as a mechanical engineer from UAE University in February 2012. She started her career in June 2012 at Nimr Automotive in UAE (Manufacturer of Soft and armored vehicles, the first armored vehicle manufacturer in UAE). Her first position at Nimr was a production engineer, which she held for 3 years. During this time she handled the production planning and manufacturing of soft skin & armored vehicle variants. Recently, she is assigned to be a project engineer where she manages projects from the concept to completion of products ( Customer requirements ,concept , designing , ordering parts, build up the vehicle ) and make sure the customer requirements are satisfied . She is student in the Master of Engineering Management program at United Arab Emirates University where she studied Engineering Process Management.

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Abstract

Graduate programs in Engineering Management recruit students who had undergraduate education in a variety of disciplines such as civil, mechanical, electrical and architectural engineering and other science disciplines. But the future engineering managers have to know how to define specific work systems for their use, which are essentially combination of men, machines and information (the method) to produce work. In particular they should be competent in method study and work measurement to carry out or supervise method planning and work estimation. The Master of Engineering Management at X university enrols graduates from any scientific and engineering disciplines. The traditional industrial engineering areas such as method study, time measurement, line balancing and plant layout formed part of the topics in the syllabus and predetermined motion time systems (PMTS) was taught in this part. The students found the theoretical part too dry. In order to enthuse the students a standard three-pin plug assembling was carried out in the class. This energised the students and they brought two projects from the local area. Their analysis using MOST and proper design of the workstation revealed savings of more than 40% of labor. The paper will describe both these projects and the assembling of the three pin plug. It will also discuss the lessons learned in the process and the future directions.

Sivaloganathan, S., & Zaneldin, E. K., & Sedra, S. S., & Alrayssi, K. M., & Surkatti, R. M., & Al Nuaimi, H. M. (2017, June), Teaching Engineering Process Management to Graduate Students in an Engineering Management Program Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28914

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